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Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project

Yiddish Book Center (Christa Whitney)

The Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project is a growing collection of in-depth video interviews with people of all ages, exploring Yiddish cultural topics and issues of modern Jewish identity. The Project is particularly interested in how Yiddish language and culture inform Jewish identity, and how they, along with Jewish values and practices, are transmitted across generations.



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Leonard Nimoy - Jewish actor most well-known for his role as Spock on in the Star Trek science fiction series - was interviewed by Christa Whitney in Los Angeles, California on October 15, 2013.  Parts of this interview are in Yiddish, subtitled in English. To see produced shorts based on this interview, visit:  http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/Leonard-Nimoy . To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story . To cite this...
Topics: Favorite Yiddish word, Yiddish words, Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish...
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Simcha Simchovitch, z"l, Yiddish poet, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 19, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Simcha Simchovitch Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney , Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Toronto, Ontario, Canada , July 19, 2016 . (https://archive.org/details/...
Topics: Jewish community, Yiddish personalities, Canada, America, Eastern Europe, Holocaust, World War Two,...
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Moshe Kraus, Holocaust survivor and first chief cantor of the Israel Defense Forces, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on November 4th, 2016, in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Moshe Kraus Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, November 4, 2016....
Topics: Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish speaker, Music, song, singing, Career and Professional...
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Paul Mintus, documentary filmmaker on Native American reservations, was interviewed by Nina Pick on August 6th, 2018, in Lenox, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Paul Mintus Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Lenox, Massachusetts, August 6, 2018. Video recording,...
Topics: Advice, Favorite Yiddish word, Yiddish words, Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood,...
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Zvi Jankelowitz, Director of Institutional Advancement at the Yiddish Book Center, was interviewed by Jessica Parker on April 11, 2013 in Amherst, MA. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Zvi Jankelowitz Oral History Interview, interviewed by Jessica Parker, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, April 1, 2013. Video...
Topics: Yiddish Book Center, National Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, nybc, ybc, Yiddish,...
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David Shtern, son of Yiddish writer Sholem Shtern, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 20, 2016 in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: David Shtern Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada, July 20, 2016. Video recording,...
Topics: Yiddish scene, Yiddish speaker, children/grandchildren of Yiddish personalities, Beyond the Books,...
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Dan Opatoshu, grandson of Yiddish novelist and short story writer Yosef Opatoshu, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 12, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview:  Dan Opatoshu Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Los Angeles, CA, 12 March 2014. Video recording,...
Topics: Dan Opatoshu, Yosef Opatoshu, Joseph Opatoshu, Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood,...
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Gloria Weiner Weiss, former Yiddish child actress on the radio and stage, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on November 21, 2017 in Manchester, Connecticut. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Gloria Weiner Weiss Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Manchester, Connecticut, November 21, 2017. Video...
Topics: Childhood, Yiddish language, Yiddish scene, Yiddish speaker, Theater, Radio, Channukah, Khanukah,...
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Hadasa Cytrynowicz was interviewed by Christa Whitney on November 19, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Hadasa Cytrynowicz Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Los Angeles, CA, November 19, 2014. https://archive.org/details/HadasaCytrynowicz19Nov2014YiddishBookCenter...
Topics: Advice, Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language,...
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Miriam Gross, retired research librarian and daughter of Yiddish writer B. Demblin, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 28, 2015 in her home in New York, New York. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Miriam Gross Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney , Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, New York, New York , December 28, 2015....
Topics: Advice, Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language,...
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Henry Kellerman, psychotherapist and author, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on October 24, 2014 in New York, New York. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Henry Kellerman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, New York City, NY, October 24, 2014. Video recording,...
Topics: Advice, Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language,...
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Gregory Firman is an Amherst, Massachusetts-based psychiatrist and a member of the Yiddish Book Center. He grew up in Los Angeles, California. Three of Gregâs grandparents were born in what is today the Ukraine; he believes that the fourth was born just over the border in Belarus. Greg is angry and sad that he doesnât know more about his grandparentsâ lives in Europe; he wishes that they had been more forthcoming and/or that he had interviewed them before they died. However, he knows a fair...
Topics: Yiddish Book Center, National Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, nybc, ybc, Yiddish,...
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Uwe von Seltmann, German author and journalist, was interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka on January 3, 2016 in Krakow, Poland. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Uwe von Seltmann Oral History Interview, interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka , Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Krakow, Poland, January 3, 2016....
Topics: Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish learning, Yiddish revival and activism,...
Samuel (Smulik) Kilsztajn, professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of São Paulo, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on May 23rd, 2018 in São Paulo, Brazil. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Samuel Kilsztajn Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Sao Paulo, Brazil, May 23, 2018. Video...
Topics: Childhood, Coming back to Yiddish, Family histories, Holocaust, Immigration and migration, Jewish...
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Sheila Horvitz was interviewed by Mark Gerstein on November 10, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Sheila Horvitz, a lawyer and former teacher, recounts her life growing up in a strong Yiddish atmosphere in New York City in the 1950s. She describes her mother and grandmother’s emigration from a shtetl in Ukraine during the Russian Civil War in 1921, and she shows documents pertaining to their immigration and arrival in the United States. Sheila grew up in an orthodox home and she vividly...
Topics: Family history and stories re. ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language (feelings...
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Marvin Zuckerman, retired English and Yiddish professor, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on January 17, 2013 in Pacific Palisades, California.  To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story
Topics: Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish...
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Dolph Klainberg, retired social worker, was interviewed on December 3, 2012 by Lynn Yanis at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story. To cite this interview: Dolph Klainberg Oral History Interview, interviewed by Lynn Yanis, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, December 3, 2012. Video recording,...
Topics: Advice, Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language,...
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David Mazower is the great-grandson of acclaimed Yiddish author and playwright Sholem Asch. Mazower, who was raised and still lives in England, tells of his own background and encounters with Yiddish alongside stories of his great grandfather. Interestingly, on both sides of his family Mazower has strong Yiddish ties. His great grandfather on his father’s side, Max Mazower, was a Bundist active in Vilna at the turn of the 20th Century. Mazower, who didn’t grow up speaking Yiddish, still has...
Topics: Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, National Yiddish Book Center, books, Yiddish...
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Ruth Levin, singer and daughter of Yiddish orator, singer, and performer Leibu Levin, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on June 25, 2014 in Jerusalem, Israel. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Ruth Levin Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Jerusalem, Israel, June 25, 2014 ....
Topics: Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish...
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Daniel Forman, grandson of Yiddish writer Solomon Simon, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 7, 2017 in Newton, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Daniel Forman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Newton, Massachusetts, December 7, 2017. Video recording,...
Topics: Love, Relationships, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Career and Professional Life,...
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Irving Joseph Massey, son of Yiddish poet Ida Maze, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on November 13, 2013 in Buffalo, New York. This interview is conducted in both Yiddish and English. Irving's mother, Ida, was born in the village of Ugli, south of Minsk in Belarus. Her family was distantly related to another Yiddish literary great, Mendele Moykher Sforim. As a teenager, she emigrated with her family first to New York and later to Montreal where they settled permanently. Ida became a major...
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Dina Claire, singer who performed on Broadway and in the Borscht Belt, was interviewed by Sadie Gold-Shapiro pn October 9th, 2018, at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Dina Claire Oral History Interview, interviewed by Sadie Gold-Shapiro, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, the Yiddish Book Center in...
Topics: Advice, Childhood, Other languages, Theater, Music, song, singing, World War Two, Pesakh, Peysekh,...
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Sam Waizman, Holocaust survivor born in Warsaw, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Sam Waizman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Los Angeles, California, March 13, 2014....
Topics: Advice, Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language,...
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Miriam Dashkin Beckerman, award-winning Yiddish literary translator, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 18th, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Miriam Dashkin Beckerman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney , Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Toronto, Ontario, Canada , July 18, 2016....
Topics: Advice, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish speaker, Immigration, Migration,...
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Gabriel Weinreich, professor emeritus of physics, Episcopal priest, and son of Yiddishist Max Weinreich, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 27, 2013 in Chelsea, MI. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Centerâs Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Gabriel Weinreich Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Chelsea, MI, March 27, 2013. Video...
Topics: Yiddish Book Center, National Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, nybc, ybc, Yiddish,...
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Noami Leaf Halpern, Jewish dancer and centenarian, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on January 27th, 2017, in Woodstock, New York. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Noami Leaf Halpern Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Woodstock, New York, January 27th, 2017....
Topics: Yiddish teaching, Dance, Music, song, singing, Zionism, Israel, shabbat, shabbes, sabbath, shabes,...
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Daniel Kahn grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. Daniel's mother was born in Detroit, Michigan, and his father was born in Akron, Ohio. Daniel's four grandparents lived in many different hubs across the nation including the Lower East Side, Wisconsin, and Ohio. Though a self proclaimed American, Daniel reflects on his mother's family's Galician past, and how his father's family left Austria-Hungary for England before immigrating to the United States. Growing up, Daniel went to Temple...
Topics: Detroit, New Orleans, Berlin, Moscow, Krakow, Bund, Union organizing, Reform, German, Psoy...
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August Maymudes, Yiddishist and political activist, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on January 16, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: August Maymudes Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Los Angeles, California, January 16, 2013. Video recording,...
Topics: National Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, nybc, ybc, Yiddish, Family History and...
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Irena Klepfisz, lesbian poet, writer, and activist, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on September 25, 2017 in Brooklyn, New York. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story   To cite this interview: Irena Klepfisz Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Brooklyn, New York, September 25, 2017. Video recording,...
Topics: Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish...
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Irv Zuckerman was interviewed by David Schlitt on June 6, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Irv Zuckerman’s interview starts with a riveting story about how his name became Irving in the first grade. The vivacity with which Irv begins his interview stays consistent as Irv provides incredible details during each story he shares. The first portion of the interview focuses on Irv’s life growing up as the child of a Russian emigrant mother and a Polish emigrant father in the Bronx in Brooklyn,...
Topics: Yiddish Book Center, National Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, nybc, ybc, Yiddish,...
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Sonia (Surele) Kramer, Brazilian Yiddish speaker and professor of childhood pedagogy, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 17, 2017 at Yidish-Vokh in Copake, New York. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Sonia (Surele) Kramer Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Yidish-Vokh in Copake, New York,...
Topics: Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish...
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Carol Tellerman, z"l, member of the Hazomir Chorale of pre-WWII Lodz, Poland, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 14, 2013 in North Miami Beach, Florida. This interview is entirely in Yiddish. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Carol Tellerman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, N. Miami Beach, FL,...
Topics: song, singing, Childhood, Yiddish language, Immigration, Migration, Music, Eastern Europe, United...
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Annette Zakuta and Sylvia Lustgarten, daughters of Yiddish writer Y. Y. Segal, were interviewed by Christa Whitney on May 8, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Annette Zakuta and Sylvia Lustgarten Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, May 8, 2016....
Topics: Yiddish language, Yiddish scene, Press, Literature, Books, Newspapers, Career and Professional...
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Hanni Dorn, granddaughter of Mark Selchen, editor of Yiddish newspaper in Winnipeg, was interviewed by Emma Morgenstern on March 4, 2015 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Hanni Dorn Oral History Interview, interviewed by Emma Morgenstern, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Museum of Jewish Heritage in New...
Topics: Favorite Yiddish word, Yiddish words, Childhood, Family history, stories about ancestors, Jewish...
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Ruth Stark, founding board member of the Yiddish Book Center, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on September 25, 2017 in New York City. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story Ruth Stark Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, New York, New York, September 25, 2017. Video recording,...
Topics: Yiddish language, Jewish Identity, Yiddish learning, Yiddish speaker, Scholarship, Academia, Books,...
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Molly Fogarty, Springfield librarian who was born in Munich, was interviewed by Tanya Panova on February 12, 2016 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Molly Fogarty  Oral History Interview, interviewed by Tanya Panova, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project,  the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts...
Topics: Advice, Favorite Yiddish word, Yiddish words, Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood,...
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Ina Lancman, daughter of Soviet Yiddish poet Naftali Herts Kon, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on November 7th, 2014 at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Centerâs Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story Ina Lancman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, November 7, 2014....
Topics: Ina Lancman, Naftali Herts Kon, Poland, Gulag, KGB, Czernowitz, Warsaw, Stalin, Great Purges,...
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Barbara Buloff, daughter of Yiddish actors Joseph Buloff & Luba Kadison, and granddaughter of Leib Kadison, cofounder of the Vilna Troupe, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on January 11th, 2017, in New York City.   To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Barbara Buloff Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History...
Topics: Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish scene, Theater, Jewish professions,...
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Igor Senderovich, a researcher with Arizona State University and data scientist, was interviewed by Rola Younes on June 18, 2014, at the Yiddish Book Center. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story Igor Senderovich Oral History Interview, interviewed by Rola Younes, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Yiddish Book Center, June 18, 2014. Video recording, [Internet Archive URL] ([date...
Topics: Yiddish Book Center, National Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, nybc, ybc, Yiddish,...
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Gary Bart, great-nephew of Jewish strongman Zishe (Sigmund) Breitbart, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on November 21st, 2014 in Los Angeles, CA. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story Gary Bart Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Los Angeles, CA, November 21, 2014. http://archive.org/details/GaryBart21nov2014YiddishBookCenter...
Topics: Lodz, Poland, Berlin, Germany, Zishe Breitbart, Werner Herzog, Jan Bart, Hannusen, Circus Busch,...
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Troim Katz Handler, daughter of Yiddish poet Menke Katz, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 11, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida. Troim was born to Menke and his then wife Chaske, herself a poet. Her mother, she says, was utterly devoted to Menke, while he lived as a bachelor away from his family. Troim was raised in the home of her maternal grandparents. It was her grandmother, and not her famous father, who encouraged her love of Yiddish literature. Troim describes the two different...
Topics: Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish...
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Jackie Hoffman, stand-up comedian and actor, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on May 9th, 2019, in New York City.   To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Jackie Hoffman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, New York, New York, May 9, 2019. Video recording,...
Topics: Advice, Family histories, Childhood, Jewish identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish learning, Theater,...
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Avraham Fried, Lubavitcher Hasidic recording artist, was interviewed by Hankus Netsky on May 16, 2014 in Brooklyn, New York. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Centerâs Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story Avraham Fried Oral History Interview, interviewed by Hankus Netsky, Yiddish Book Centerâs Wexler Oral History Project, Brooklyn, NY, May 16, 2014. Video recording, [Internet Archive URL] ([date accessed])
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Harry Boonin, author and historian of South Philadelphia, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 20th, 2018, in Warrington, PA. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story   To cite this interview: Harry Boonin Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Warrington, PA, March 20, 2018. Video recording, [...
Topics: Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Yiddish language, Yiddish learning,...
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Ben Zion Shenker, a world-renowned composer of nigunim (wordless melodies) in the Modzitzer Hasidic dynasty's tradition, was interviewed by Hankus Netsky on July 3, 2012 in Brooklyn, New York. Ben Zion was raised in a musical home. His father was a cantor and he was considered a child prodigy by many. Throughout his career, Ben Zion has appeared on WEVD Yiddish Radio and has composed and recorded many niggunim which are used throughout the Orthodox world. To learn more about the Wexler Oral...
Topics: Jewish education, Music, song, singing, Radio, Israel, Family history, stories about ancestors,...
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Bella Bryks-Klein, daughter of the Yiddish writer Rachmil Bryks, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 25, 2011 at the Yiddish Book Center. Learn more about Rachmil Bryks and view highlights from Bella's interview about him at: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/bella-bryks-klein-her-father-yiddish-writer-rachmil-bryks To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Bella Bryks-Klein Oral History Interview,...
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Robert Feder, z"l - attorney, native Yiddish speaker, and longtime Yiddish Book Center member - was interviewed by Michael Yashinsky on December 18, 2015 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Robert Feder Oral History Interview, interviewed by Michael Yashinsky , Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin...
Topics: Advice, Favorite Yiddish word, Yiddish words, Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood,...
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Liba Augenfeld- Vilna-native, former Jewish partisan and prominent Yiddish cultural activist after immigrating to Montreal - was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 10, 2012, in Montreal, Canada. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Liba Augenfeld Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Montreal, Canada, July 10, 2012. Video...
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Shirley Zaft Benyas, singer and Yiddish theater actress, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on June 29, 2016 in West Bloomfield, Michigan. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Shirley Zaft Benyas Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney , Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, in West Bloomfield, Michigan, June 29, 2016 ....
Topics: Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish...
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Minna Barrett, psychology professor and granddaughter of Yiddish actor David Baratz, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on April 9, 2016 at the Museum of the City of New York. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Minna Barrett Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, the Museum of the City of New York, New York ,...
Topics: Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish...
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Meena Lifshe Viswanath, engineer, native Yiddish speaker, and granddaughter of Mordkhe Schaechter, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 18, 2017 at Yidish-Vokh in Copake, New York. To see the full interview and learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: To cite this interview: Meena Lifshe Viswanath Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project,  at Yidish-Vokh in Copake, New York ,...
Topics: Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish...
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Anna Sheldon, retired elementary school teacher and native Yiddish speaker born in Warsaw, Poland, was interviewed by Jessica Parker on March 12, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida. Anna begins the interview discussing her family background. She explains that her mother came from a large prominent, and religious family in Warsaw, Poland. Their surname was Klipfiscz and many members of the family were rabbis; most of the family perished in the Holocaust. On the other hand, she doesn’t know much about...
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Sylvia Fuchs, an Amherst resident born in Harlem, NY in 1914, was interviewed by Lynn Yanis on October 25, 2013 in Amherst, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Sylvia Fuchs Oral History Interview, interviewed by Lynn Yanis, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center, October 25, 2013. Video recording,...
Topics: Yiddish Book Center, National Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, nybc, ybc, Yiddish,...
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Talia Margolis Chomstein, Yiddish activist based in Mexico City, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on October 29, 2015 at the Yidish Vinkl in Kehila Ashkenazi in Mexico City, Mexico. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story Talia Margolis Chomstein Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Yidish Vinkl in Kehila Ashkenazi in Mexico City,...
Topics: Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish...
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Edward Katz - brother of Yiddish writer Menke Katz - and his wife, Phyllis, were interviewed by Christa Whitney on May 26, 2013 in Riverdale, NY. This interview is in both Yiddish and English. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Edward & Phyllis Katz Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Riverdale, NY, May...
Topics: Yiddish Book Center, National Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, nybc, ybc, Yiddish,...
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Becky Rubinstein Wolochviansky - Mexican Jewish writer and niece of founder of Mexican-Yiddish newspaper Di Shtime - was interviewed by Christa Whitney on October 27, 2015 in Mexico City, Mexico. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Becky Rubinstein Wolochviansky Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Mexico...
Topics: Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish...
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Yosl Bergner, z"l, painter and descendant of Yiddish writers Hinde Bergner and Meylekh (Melech) Ravitch, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on June 23, 2014 in Tel Aviv, Israel. To learn more about the Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Yosl Bergner Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Tel Aviv, Israel, June 23, 2014. Video recording,...
Topics: Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish...
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John Wermer, Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, was interviewed by Isaac D. Moore on July 31, 2015 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: John Wermer Oral History Interview, interviewed by Isaac D. Moore, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio,...
Topics: Family history, stories about ancestors, Vienna, Austria Sweden Switzerland Engelbert Dollfuss...
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Lea Kalisch was interviewed by Nina Pick on April 12th, 2019 in Brooklyn, New York. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Lea Kalisch Oral History Interview, interviewed by Nina Pick, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Brooklyn, New York, April 12, 2019. Video recording,[https://archive.org/details/LeaKalisch12Apr2019YiddishBookCenter] ([dateaccessed])
Topics: Favorite Yiddish word, Yiddish words, Family histories, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish...
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Yelena Lembersky, granddaughter of Soviet Jewish artist Felix Lembersky, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 30, 2015 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Yelena Lembersky Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book...
Topics: Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Hebrew,...
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Ruth (Riva) Minsky Sender, Holocaust survivor and author, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on March 19, 2015 at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-sto ry To cite this interview: Ruth (Riva) Minsky Sender Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio, Yiddish Book Center,...
Topics: Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish...
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Hershl Hartman, native Yiddish speaker and educational director at the Sholem Community in California, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on January 15, 2013 at Workmen's Circle Los Angeles. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Centerâs Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Hershl Hartman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, Workmen's Circle Los Angeles,...
Topics: Yiddish Book Center, National Yiddish Book Center, Wexler Oral History Project, nybc, ybc, Yiddish,...
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Diane Cypkin, a performer and professor of Media, Communications, and Visual Arts at Pace University, was interviewed by Mark Gerstein on August 8, 2013, at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. Diane describes her parents’ lives in Lithuania and the vibrancy of pre-war Jewish life in Kovno (modern-day Kaunas). When the Soviets invaded Lithuania as part of their agreement with Nazi Germany, Diane’s father, a manufacturer of children’s clothing, conspired with his own workers...
Topics: Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish...
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Shevi Glassman Herbstman, daughter of Yiddish writer Shimshen Glazman , was interviewed by Christa Whitney on July 16th, 2016, at the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Shevi Glassman Herbstman Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney , Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Karmazin Recording Studio,...
Topics: Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish...
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Harriet (Hasia) Segal, native Yiddish speaker who co-hosted a Yiddish radio show, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on February 12, 2015 in West Palm Beach, Florida. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Harriet (Hasia) Segal Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, West Palm Beach, Florida, February 12, 2015....
Topics: Advice, Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Yiddish language, Yiddish revival and...
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Anthony Russell, trained bass opera singer and notable Yiddish art song performer, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on January 9, 2012 at his home in Oakland, California. The interview focuses on Anthony's experiences in forming his Jewish identity, his conversion to Judaism, career transformation from opera to Yiddish art song and folk performance, and relationship with the secular Jewish and black communities. Anthony begins by discussing his family’s geographic origins in Fort Worth,...
Topics: National Yiddish Book Center, Anthony Russell,, Wexler Oral History Project, nybc, ybc, Yiddish....
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Judith Dick Kellman, Yiddish speaker from Brooklyn, New York, was interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka on March 27, 2017 in Berkeley, California. To  learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To   cite  this interview: Judith Dick Kellman  Oral History Interview, interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project,  Berkeley, California ,  March 27, 2017 . Video...
Topics: Advice, Favorite Yiddish word, Yiddish words, Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood,...
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Olga Avigail Mieleszczuk, Jewish singer and accordion player, was interviewed on by Agnieszka Ilwicka on March 16, 2016 in Jerusalem, Israel. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Olga Avigail Mieleszczuk Oral History Interview, interviewed by Agnieszka Ilwicka, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Jerusalem, Israel, March 16, 2016. Video recording,...
Topics: conversion, Otwock, Ostrow, Mozowiecka, Jerusalem, Israel, Poland, New York, New York City,...
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Marc Aronson, son of Yiddish theater set designers Boris and Lisa Aronson, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on May 23rd, 2016, in Nyack, New York. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Marc Aronson Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Nyack, New York, May 23rd, 2016....
Topics: Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Theater, Secular, Secularism,...
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Rachel Weston, a London-based singer with a particular interest in Yiddish song, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on August 22, 2014 at KlezKanada in the Laurentian Mountains, Quebec, Canada. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Rachel Weston Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, at  KlezKanada in the...
Topics: Advice, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish learning, Music, Klezmer, song, singing,...
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Paul Azaroff, Hebrew and Judaic Studies teacher and native of New York City, was interviewed by Isaac Daniel Moore on February 11, 2015 in Boca Raton, Florida. Paul was born in New York City in 1934 and grew up in Brooklyn and later Israel. He begins the interview discussing his family background. Paulâs motherâs family was from Bialystok and immigrated to America in 1929 to join family who had moved before World War One. Paul describes them as Litvaks (Lithuanian Jews) and talks about their...
Topics: Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish...
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Riva Ginsburg, the daughter of Holocaust survivors and Yiddish teacher and translator, was interviewed by Jessica Parker on March 11, 2013 in Boca Raton, Florida. Riva was born in a Displaced Persons camp in Germany to Soviet partisans who came from neighboring towns in Belarus. She spends the beginning of the interview primarily telling their stories, including her mother's narrow escape from a ghetto liquidation and the story of how her father and his brother were responsible for blowing up...
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Samuel (Shmuel) Bak, a prominent Jewish artist from Vilna, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on December 3, 2014 in Weston, Massachusetts. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story To cite this interview: Samuel Bak Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center’s Wexler Oral History Project, Weston, MA, December 3, 2014....
Topics: Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Jewish Identity, Yiddish language, Yiddish...
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Cara De Silva, journalist and daughter of Yiddish writer Meyer Krawetz, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on September 18th, 2014 in New York City. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Centerâs Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story Cara De Silva Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Wexler Oral History Project, New York City, September 18, 2014....
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Anabella, z"l, Yiddish actress, was interviewed by Christa Whitney on June 16th, 2014, in Tel Aviv, Israel. To learn more about the Yiddish Book Centerâs Wexler Oral History Project, visit: http://www.yiddishbookcenter.org/tell-your-story Anabella Oral History Interview, interviewed by Christa Whitney, Yiddish Book Center's Oral History Project, Tel Aviv, Israel, June 16, 2014. http://archive.org/details/Anabella16june2014YiddishBookCenter ([date accessed])
Topics: Advice, Family history, stories about ancestors, Childhood, Yiddish language, Yiddish scene,...